anonymous asked:

I lived in Long Beach for 12 years and I never once used the Long Beach airport because it was so incredibly small they never flew to where I was going. So I was trying to figure out why Louis made a point of showing that he was at the Long Beach airport. I googled if Michael Jackson used that airport or if there was some story from years ago that would give a clue. Then I saw the code for the Long Beach airport (LGB). Before the "T" was added later, the gay movement was called "LGB".

anonymous asked:

Seeing Louis wearing the Michael Jackson shirt in the Back To You videoclip reminds me of the under appreciated Long Beach Airport clue in that video. The abbreviation for that tiny little known airport that was specifically chosen by Mr. Tomlinson is LGB (add a T) and there ya have it 😉

[harry voice] heeeeeey, I didn’t underappreciate that moment!

LOL I kid, I kid - yep, SBB-ing! He knows EXACTLY what he’s doing and how much we research things, it’s always very intentional. Nothing is coincidence here 💙🌈


February 26, 2015

    Today, for the last time ever, Boeing technicians integrated the wings, fuselage, nose and tail of the final C-17 Globemaster III ever to be produced. I’ll recognize this bittersweet end of production by commemorating the prototype aircraft that started it all.

    Just outside the West Gate of Edwards Air Force Base, California, rests an interesting aircraft, the McDonnell Douglas YC-15. This ship, #72-1875 was the first of only two YC-15 aircraft made for the Air Force’s Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Transport program (AMST).

    On August 26, 1975, this YC-15 made its first flight from the McDonnell Douglas plant at Long Beach Airport, landing at Edwards Air Force Base (where she is displayed today). She would undergo flight test at Edwards, including a competitive fly-off against the Boeing YC-14. The YC-15 was later upgraded to become the McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III and the Boeing YC-14 would never go into production. Ironically, after a merger in 1997, the C-17 would be produced under the Boeing name.

    After flight test, YC-15 #72-1875 was stored by the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. She was transferred to the nearby Pima Air Museum in 1981 then went back into flying service in 1997 to fly test operations for C-17 program.

    In 1998, the aircraft suffered a catastrophic engine failure and was forced to land at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. She never flew again and was transferred up the road to her final home with the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards. Her sister ship, YC-15 #72-1876 was destroyed at Davis-Monthan in 2012, making this the only existing YC-15.

    Today is a sad day at the Long Beach plant that built this YC-15. C-17 production will soon stop, but the aircraft will continue to serve for decades, proudly flying in the California skies above our YC-15 prototype, and all over the world.

Random Thoughts:

In my moments of fear and doubt, as I wonder what hopes and broken dreams tomorrow brings, I glance up, and there it is.

As if I were in a picture perfect Instagram or looking at an oil canvas, I see the sunsetting sky and marvel at my Creator’s majestic stroke of genius.

Whether it’s all part of a plan or by sheer happenstance, one thing is certain: We are here, and that ain’t half bad.

i was supposed to board my flight and leave by 7 am…..

i woke up at 7 am….

im now stuck at the airport alll day.

im on the waiting list for the 2pm flight.

i feel like im stuck in the movie teminal……

im seriously the dumbest person ever. :/

oh and i might have to pay $50 MORE dollars cause i missed my first flight.


i am not a morning person.

btw i hope you all have a nice day,

expect more rants from me soon…………